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Question of the Month


The Dow Jones Industrial Average was created in 1896 by Charles Dow and originally consisted of 12 companies. Can you name even half of them? Give yourself extra credit if you know the only company of the original 12 that is on the index today.


The original 12 companies on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were:

American Cotton Oil
American Sugar
American Tobacco
Chicago Gas
Distilling & Cattle Feeding
General Electric – which is on the DJIA in 2019
Laclede Gas
National Lead
North American
Tennessee Coal and Iron
U.S. Leather 
U.S. Rubber

Source:   investopedia.com

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